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#302049 - 09/21/23 10:53 PM Re: What did you do today to prepare? [Re: bacpacjac]
chaosmagnet Offline
Sheriff
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 12/03/09
Posts: 3796
Loc: USA
Expensive and boring: My wife’s car and mine both needed new sets of tires before the snow flies. Expensive and boring but worth it.

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#302050 - 09/22/23 02:30 AM Re: What did you do today to prepare? [Re: bacpacjac]
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Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 02/03/07
Posts: 3203
Loc: Alberta, Canada
One of the recurring themes on this forum is that the best survival strategy is to avoid placing yourself in a survival situation in the first place.

Good quality winter tires are Exhibit A. Boring and absolutely essential -- preventing unwanted excitement! Excellent choice.

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#302051 - 09/22/23 08:04 PM Re: What did you do today to prepare? [Re: bacpacjac]
Doug_Ritter Offline

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Registered: 01/28/01
Posts: 2197
Speaking of tires.... Wife arrived home night before last with a tire going flat. Called AAA. As always in our experience, they were prompt, 40 minutes for a non-emergency, guy put donut on. Big construction staple into sidewall. She made appointment at Discount Tire to replace under warranty. They are unable to replace because AAA guy stripped one for the wheel studs.... <sigh> AAA says they will cover cost of repair. Decided since it was covered, we'll have the dealer do it. Since we have stuff going today and all weekend, first day to get it fixed is next Tuesday. Had to rearrange a few things this weekend and am covering someone's Uber since we can't fit 4 real people into my car. So, best laid plans....
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#302086 - 11/23/23 01:11 AM Re: What did you do today to prepare? [Re: bacpacjac]
Jeanette_Isabelle Online   content
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 11/13/06
Posts: 2881
Loc: Nacogdoches, Texas
My latest prep was five cases, 18-Count each (90 total), of applesauce cups.

Jeanette Isabelle
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#302106 - 12/01/23 02:29 AM Re: What did you do today to prepare? [Re: bacpacjac]
Jeanette_Isabelle Online   content
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After purchasing new books for my collection, I revisited my existing collection to decide which books to keep and which to donate.

Jeanette Isabelle
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#302107 - 12/01/23 08:40 AM Re: What did you do today to prepare? [Re: bacpacjac]
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Registered: 04/28/10
Posts: 3126
Loc: Big Sky Country
I picked up a bit more .300 Blackout ammo and a few more Lancer L5 Warfighter mags. Not out of an expectation of strife, just like to keep a good stock since price and supply tends to be irregular.
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#302108 - 12/01/23 02:17 PM Re: What did you do today to prepare? [Re: Phaedrus]
Jeanette_Isabelle Online   content
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Originally Posted By: Phaedrus
Not out of an expectation of strife, just like to keep a good stock since price and supply tends to be irregular.

Anticipating conflict is also a valid justification.

Jeanette Isabelle
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#302110 - 12/01/23 10:05 PM Re: What did you do today to prepare? [Re: bacpacjac]
Herman30 Offline
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Registered: 08/08/06
Posts: 479
Loc: Finland
Building a spear.


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#302111 - 12/02/23 12:48 AM Re: What did you do today to prepare? [Re: Herman30]
Phaedrus Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 04/28/10
Posts: 3126
Loc: Big Sky Country
Originally Posted By: Jeanette_Isabelle
Originally Posted By: Phaedrus
Not out of an expectation of strife, just like to keep a good stock since price and supply tends to be irregular.

Anticipating conflict is also a valid justification.

Jeanette Isabelle


True. But ETS is not really an EOTWAWKI kind of place and I'm not a "Doomsday Prepper." I've been a "gun guy" all my life and my collection is kind of built around EBRs and duty-type sidearms. While it's true that nearly all my firearms were designed to be superb fighting weapons, it's also true that shooting is just a lot of fun. Why not both? grin


Originally Posted By: Herman30
Building a spear.



Very cool! A spear is a very handy tool/weapon.
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#302112 - 12/02/23 12:49 AM Re: What did you do today to prepare? [Re: bacpacjac]
Phaedrus Offline
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Registered: 04/28/10
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Almost forgot, GunMagWarehouse had a good sale so I ordered five more Lancer L5 mags in Alien Green, Orange and Clear.
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